Essential configuration data often runs longer than the 255-character text field limit. Until this release, storing longer strings, such as API keys, specialized markup, or SOQL queries, required workarounds using text fields. Now, you can create, package, and deploy long text areas as a custom field type.
When creating Long Text Area fields, optimize field lengths for the data being stored so that you avoid reaching the cached data limit. Keep in mind these limits and limitations.
- Default character limit—32,768 (32 KB)
- Maximum character limit—131,072 (128 KB)
- Minimum character limit—256
- Long text area fields aren’t supported in SOQL filters.